Immediate dentures are made prior to having your teeth extracted. These extractions will be done by either your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon, arranged by either your dentist or our office. Immediate Dentures are made in such a way that they accommodate the swelling of the gums following surgery. After surgery, your gums and underlying bone will naturally shrink as they heal. This process can take up to 6 months.
After surgery, as the swelling goes down, the dentures will become loose. This is to be expected, therefore, we will make an appointment for a “medicated tissue conditioner” to be applied in your denture. This will help medicate and condition your sore gums and most important to you, it will assist in making the denture snug once again.
At the end of the healing period (approx. 3-6 months) following the extractions, a “rebase/reline” must be done. The shrinkage of your gums and underlying bone has now taken place and you are ready for the final step. As mentioned above, the previous tissue conditioners were only a “temporary” measure. An impression will be taken inside your existing denture/s and new acrylic will be processed.
Please note that these tissue conditioners is only a temporary measure and should be replaced every 4 weeks.
The rebase/reline is an additional cost over and above the initial cost of your denture. Once your denture is rebased, you will be pleased at how well the dentures fit.